The International Billiards & Snooker Federation (IBSF) is the organisation that governs non-professional snooker
and English billiards
around the world . The organization is presently headquartered in Reims
In 1971 the World Billiards and Snooker Council was formed, changing its name in 1973 to the International Billiards and Snooker Federation. The name change came about because of the dissatisfaction of many overseas national associations that the Billiards and Snooker Control Council (then the Billiards Association and Control Council
) should be the governing body of both the English domestic game and the game at international level. Consequently, the IBSF took control of the organisation of the non-professional championships of both snooker and billiards.
The IBSF is made up of over sixty affiliated countries categorized into one of the five Olympic
The IBSF Board of Directors has four executive officers, namely the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, plus two representatives from each Olympic Region. These four executive officers are responsible for the day to day running of the Federation and are answerable to IBSF members at the Annual General Meeting
. The IBSF AGM is normally held during the period of the IBSF World Snooker Championships.<ref... Read More